Dr Zhengzheng Sophia Liang
Interested broadly in the molecular basis of behavior, I study how variations in genes and gene expression influence behavioral diversity. I currently study the parental-biased control of gene expression in the mammalian brain and its effect on metabolism and behavior.
Gene expression assays
Associated News Items
Southey BR, Zhu P, Carr-Markell MK, Liang ZS, Zayed A, Li R, Robinson GE, Rodriguez-Zas SL (2016), “Characterization of Genomic Variants Associated with Scout and Recruit Behavioral Castes in Honey Bees Using Whole-Genome Sequencing” PLoS ONE e0146430
Liang ZS, Mattila HR, Rodriguez-Zas SL, Southey BR, Seeley TD, Robinson GE (2014), “Comparative brain transcriptomic analyses of scouting across distinct behavioural and ecological contexts in honeybees.” Proc Biol Sci 281(1797) Details
Ament SA, Wang Y, Chen CC, Blatti CA, Hong F, Liang ZS, Negre N, White KP, Rodriguez-Zas SL, Mizzen CA, Sinha S, Zhong S, Robinson GE (2012), “The transcription factor ultraspiracle influences honey bee social behavior and behavior-related gene expression.” PLoS Genet 8(3):e1002596 Details
Liang ZS, Nguyen T, Mattila HR, Rodriguez-Zas SL, Seeley TD, Robinson GE (2012), “Molecular determinants of scouting behavior in honey bees.” Science 335(6073):1225-8 Details